Stay in style and experience authentic ‘Bellissimo’ with Belmond’s exquisite hotel collection in Italy. Admire the sensational views, savour the fine cuisine and absorb the captivating ambience of Italy — it’s impossible not to be captivated by the country, or indulged by Belmond.
Boasting luxurious properties that exude authentic Italian charm and superlative service, privileged guests can discover the distinct personalities of Italian destinations, such as Portofino, Tuscany and Sicily whilst indulging in the beauty and world-class hospitality of Belmond. Expertly delivering a cluster of decadent hotel gems that effortlessly embody the very essence of the Italian Dolce Vita, guests can appreciate the true beauty and art of Italy with Belmond. Promising unique and exceptional experiences, amongst spectacular settings, each timeless property combines elegant interiors with impeccable service. Whether dining alfresco amidst fragrant gardens, or romantic candlelight, guests can devour fine Italian cuisine whilst admiring breathtaking scenery.
The sensational locations, however, are just part of the eternal attraction, as Belmond’s envious Italy collection comprises former medieval palaces, ancient monasteries and iconic city landmarks. From the heart of Venice and the environs of Florence, to the sparkling clifftop vistas of Portofino and the Amalfi coastlines, plus Sicily’s Bay of Mazzaro, it’s impossible not to be charmed by Italy or spoilt by Belmond.
Located overlooking the shimmering waters and striking architectural treasures of Venice, the timeless Belmond Hotel Cipriani is an Italian classic. With 270-degree views and vistas including Doge’s Palace and the church of St. Giorgio, plus the islands beyond, this celebrated hideaway is adorned with exquisite antiques, proffers Michelin-starred cuisine and boasts the only Olympic-sized swimming pool in the city. Opulent and elegant with a sumptuous spa and delectable dining, guests will adore the graceful interiors and be charmed by the city treasures beyond. With its own private harbour, guests are whisked to and from Piazzetta San Marco, alongside St. Mark’s Square, simply adding to the sense of romance.
A magnet for the rich and famous, Belmond Hotel Splendido boasts an enviable guest book to match its glamorous hillside setting. With sensational views over the colourful, yacht-strewn harbour of Portofino, beautiful guest rooms and impeccable service there are plenty of reasons to stay at this attractive former Italian monastery. With its sister property, Belmond Splendid Mare, just a stroll away, guests can choose from two tempting romantic retreats on the Italian Riviera. From the swaying palms and grand gardens of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor’s favourite Portofino haven — Belmond Hotel Splendido — to the harbour views and celebrated waterfront restaurant of Belmond Splendido Mare, guests are guaranteed to experience la dolce vita.
A small luxury hotel with sensational views across Florence, Belmond Villa San Michele is a grand converted monastery boasting Renaissance splendour. Nestled within the Fiesole hills, this 14th-century marvel, with façade attributed to Michelangelo, is surrounded by lush woodland and terraced gardens. Guests can explore the nearby world-famous cathedrals and galleries of Florence, before relaxing amidst the idyllic Tuscan setting — gazing down across Florence and the distant Chianti hills. For dinner, guests can indulge at the lofty, yet intimate La Loggia Restaurant. Framed by elegant arches, guests can savour regional dishes such as Wild Fennel with Tyrrhenian Lobsters and thinly-sliced Chianina beef, before retiring to their sumptuous suite.
Perched on a Ravello cliff-edge, with striking views over the Sorrento Peninsula, Belmond Hotel Caruso is a heavenly retreat between the sky and sea. A former 11th-century palace with marbled hallways and adorned with paintings by Old Masters and priceless antiques, it attracts a host of celebrity guests and delivers world-class service. The perfect base for exploring the rich history of Ravello — the mesmerising town of music —along with the glistening Amalfi coastline, guests will also adore the views from the delightful hotel balconies. Dine within the two elegant restaurants and savour Neapolitan ‘buona cena’ and traditional regional Italian dishes, created with delicious produce from the hotel’s own vegetable and herb garden. Restaurant Belvedere is the ideal venue to bask in the brilliant sunshine and to appreciate flavoursome alfresco dining. Simply relax within the exceptional surroundings, admire the cascading lemon groves and olive vines and catch the scent of an Italian summer in full bloom.
Oozing Sicilian glamour and basking in brilliant sunshine, Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo is set within the stunning cliffs of Sicily’s north-eastern coast. A picturesque retreat, just a minute’s stroll away from the Greco-Roman Teatro antico di Taormina, this refined and timeless hillside hotel boasts enchanting views across the coast and Mount Etna. In addition to the dramatic views, guests can explore the streets of Taormina and indulge with sensational cuisine, swim in the inviting heated pool and sip cocktails at the Poolside Bar. Departing from the hotel every 15 minutes, a complimentary shuttle can whisk guests to its sister hotel, Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea, set beside its own private beach on Mazzarò Bay. This luxurious residence hotel was built in 1830 and exudes old-world glamour. Gaze out from your balcony, graced with bright geraniums, breathe in the fresh sea air and be soothed by the sound of the ocean.
For the ultimate trip to Italy, why not combine your decadent Belmond stay with a once-in-a-lifetime luxury rail journey on board the famously glamorous Venice Simplon-Express-Train? From Venice and beyond, guests are guaranteed an elegant adventure through the glorious countryside, en route to visiting ornate cities. To book your decadent Italian escape with Belmond, please call our expert Travel Consultants and be serenaded by the beauty of Italy.